Brian Sick, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care

Brian Sick

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
426 Church Street SE
Room 485C
MMC 501
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Jill Lane

Administrative Email

Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care

Vice Chair, Office of Faculty Affairs and Development

Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for Interprofessional Health

Internist and Pediatrician

Medical School, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Brian Sick, MD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota where he completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is originally from Rochester, New York where he completed both his bachelor’s and medical degrees at the University of Rochester. His academic interests include interprofessional education, history of medicine, chronic care medicine and clinical quality improvement. His clinical interests include preventative medicine and primary care for the whole family.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Community Service Faculty Award, University of Minnesota (2017)
  • Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award, University of Minnesota Professional Student Government (2017)
  • Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award, University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society (2015)
  • Clinical Care Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center (2013)
  • Award for Clinical Excellence, Department of Medicine (2010)
  • Rochester Academy of Medicine Library Award, Rochester, New York for Excellence in History of Medicine Research for: "The Art of Body Snatching: The History of Grave Robbing for Anatomical Instruction" (June 2000)
  • American Academy of Family Practice Family Medicine Interest Group Leadership Award (1998)
  • Eagle Scout

Professional Associations

  • Distinguished Fellow, National Academies of Practice (NAP)
  • Medical Director, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Association for the History of Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, FACP and FNAP



  • Friedrich, C., Teaford, H., Taubenheim, A., & Sick, B. (2020). Interprofessional Health Care Escape Room for Advanced Learners. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(1), 46-50.
  • Ascione, F. J., Sick, B., Karpa, K., McAuley, J., Nickol, D. R., Weber, Z. A., & Pfeifle, A. L. (2019). The Big Ten IPE Academic Alliance: A regional approach to developing Interprofessional Education and practice. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 15, 9-14.
  • Sick, B., Hager, K. D., Uden, D., Friedrich, C., Kim, H. M., Branch-Mays, G., & Pittenger, A. (2019). Using a guided reflection tool and debriefing session to learn from interprofessional team interactions in clinical settings. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 14, 53-57
  • Sick, B., Pittenger, A. L., Radosevich, D. M., & Brandt, B. (2019). Development and validation of a tool to assess the readiness of a clinical teaching site for interprofessional education (InSITE). Journal of Interprofessional Care.
  • Branch-Mays, G., Gladding, S., & Sick, B. (2018). Implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal multisession interprofessional education course designed for foundational learners. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 13, 59-64.
  • Boland, P. J.*, & Sick, B. (2016). The siloed social network: Three ways to overcome the failures of interprofessional teams. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 3, 19-21.
  • Cerra C, Drake D, Sick BT, King JA, Chesney M, Lutfiyya MN. Building the foundation for culture change through the design, implementation, and assessment of an interprofessional education intervention. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(1). 2015. 46-57.
  • Sick BT, Sheldon L, Ajer K, Wang Q, Zhang L. The student-run, free clinic: an ideal site to teach interprofessional education? Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(5). 2014. 413-418.



  • Family Medicine/Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care


Primary Care Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Internal medicine; Pediatrics; Preventative medicine; Primary Care